PBA Replay: Alaska vs Star

PBA Replay: Alaska vs Star. The Alaska Aces got some big plays from Calvin Abueva as they defeated the Star Hotshots, 97-90, in overtime of a tough Oppo PBA Philippine Cup encounter on Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Vic Manuel scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds in a big performance while Abueva had some standout moments en route to 23 points, nine rebounds and four steals for the Aces.

‘The Beast’ hit a big three-pointer late in regulation and even bucked an injury scare as he scored five of the first seven of Alaska’s points in overtime.

The Aces, who trailed at the half, outscored the Hotshots, 32-19, in the third quarter to take the lead but Star went on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 83-all late in the fourth quarter.

Abueva put his team in position to win after knocking down a clutch three-pointer with 2:26 remaining but that was answered about a minute later by Star’ Allein Maliksi, who drilled in a three of his own on the other end to knot the score again.

But Abueva came up big in the extra period, which saw a delayed start due to a faulty clock. The Alaska forward opened overtime with a layup while JVee Casio also scored on a tough finish to give the Aces a 90-86 lead.